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Enderlin Area Community Endowment Fund

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About the Enderlin Area Community Endowment Fund

The Enderlin Area Community Endowment Fund was established in 2014 by a group of area residents who wanted to support and improve the quality of life in the Enderlin area. It is a permanent endowment fund that will support the communities of Enderlin, Sheldon, Alice, and Nome. Earnings from the fund will be given as grants to support nonprofit projects or programs that work to improve our communities and quality of life. The North Dakota Community Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(c)(3) and North Dakota law, provides professional management for the fund. Gifts to the fund are tax deductible to the fullest extent of state and federal law.

The Enderlin Area Community Endowment Fund is a local group of volunteers whose main activities are building the fund and recommending grants annually. 

Local Advisory Committee

Tracy Ekeren
Nancy Farnham
Deb Gillund
Dr. Maggie Peterson
Dean Torbenson
Candy Lund
Derrell Winters
Heather Jorstad
Gus Hurlburt
Elizabeth Bartholomay
Daryn Christl


Tracy Ekeren
318 Railway Street
Enderlin, ND  58027


The Enderlin Area Community Endowment Fund has awarded over $27,000 in 24 grants since its inception in 2014. Recent grant awards are listed below.

Grants Awarded in 2022

  • United Prairie Foundation/Sheyenne Braves - $2,600 for a new commercial oven for their community center
  • Enderlin Historical Society and Museum - $1,000 for display expenses and flooring
  • Nome Schoolhouse:  $889 for an Animal Education Center
  • Enderlin Rural Fire Protection District:  $889 for the Sheldon Fire Hall/Community Center
  • Enderlin Municipal Library:  $600 for their After-School STEM Club

Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Maryhill Manor - $2,581.10 for Bladder Scanner
  • Nome Schoolhouse - $2,581.10 for Program Support

Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Enderlin Rural Fire Protection - $2,469 for PPE/Supplies/Training Expenses Related to COVID-19
  • Happy Trails Child Care - $1,000 for COVID-19 Payroll Relief
  • Happy Trails Child Care - $1,469 Toward Purchase of Residence

Grants Awarded in 2019

  • City of Enderlin - $1,225 toward All Hands on Deck Phase II, Swimming Pool Project
  • Enderlin historical Society & Museum - $375 for Technology Upgrades
  • Enderlin Lions - $976.62 to Purchase Tent/Shelter for Community Events
  • Happy Trails Child Care - $725 toward New Facility
  • Maryhill Manor - $1,225 toward Purchase of a New Whirlpool Bathing Tub

How to Apply for a Grant from the Enderlin Area Community Endowment Fund

Grant Guidelines

Organizations applying for grants from the Enderlin Area Community Endowment Fund must meet the following guidelines:

  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations recognized under IRS Code 501(c)3; those with an official relationship to local government (ie school, park district, city); or those who have an official fiscal sponsor with one of these designations
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations that serve the communities of Enderlin, Sheldon, Alice or Nome
  • Organizations will be limited to one application per year
  • Grants to religious organizations will be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community
  • Applications must be received by April 15 of each year.  

Other Granting Considerations

Advisory Committee Members will look at the following factors when making granting decisions:

  • The impact of the grant on the success of the project
  • The number of people who will benefit from the project/number of people served
  • Organizational management and integrity
  • Level of local involvement and support

Deadline: April 15

How to Apply:

We made it easy for you to apply online for a grant!

Step 1 - Review

Review the grant guidelines above to make sure your organization qualifies.

Step 2 - Register

Create an account on our Grants Portal. You will need your organization’s name, EIN, and executive officer's name. Be sure to write down your user name (email address) and password.

Step 3 – Complete Your Application

After registering or logging in, you will arrive at the application section. Click “Apply” to the right of the grant program to which you wish to apply. If you do not see your desired grant program on the list, contact our office. You will be able to save your application and return later to complete it.

Click here for more detailed instructions and tips for using our online grant system. (PDF)

Other Funds Administered by NDCF in the Enderlin area

Sheldon Mizpah Masonic Lodge ScholarshipThe scholarship will assist a graduating senior residing in the original Sheldon School District as of June, 2007. Preference will be given to a student who is in the top 25% of the graduating class.